Youngsters hit high notes for orphanage

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CHILDREN took to the stage and hit the high notes to help raise funds for a Malawian orphange.

The Culford Pre-Prep pupils, aged six and seven, wowed audiences with their performance of mini-musical Brick-by-Brick in aid of the Good News Orphanage, in Sorgin.

The show, which was composed especially for the children by the school’s staff, introduced them to issues facing the African nation such as poverty, water shortage and deforestation as well as culture, beauty, wildlife and the community.

The songs included phrases in Chichewa, one of the local languages.

A spokeswoman said the performances were ‘particularly special’ due to the the presence of Samson Phiri, a Malwian who has been invited to study at Culford for the next five months.

Samson has volunteered with the charity AYISE which supports the school’s expeditions to Malawi.

For the last three years, Culford sixth formers have made an annual trip to the orphanage to repair and develop the facilities, provide clothes and equipment and sponsor children through secondary school.

n PUPILS from Culford Pre-Prep School also presented Riverwalk School with £800, which was raised from their annual Christmas Fayre.

The event was organised by the Friends of Fieldgate PTA and Riverwalk will put the money towards a new computer table.